Limited space is still available on these Valentine Eastern Sierra Reserve Walks and Talks this week:
The Geology of Valentine Reserve
Carole Lester 9:30-12:00 pm; moderately strenuous hike
New finance director aims to continue belt tightening
The rest of the country might be pulling out of the Great Recession, but Mono County is still sitting tight, budget wise.
“It’s flat,” said the county’s finance director, Leslie Chapman. “That’s the best way I can describe it.”
Fesko: ‘We need to keep this momentum going’
The community of Bridgeport is hoping a proposed new visitor center can help it join the rest of the Eastern Sierra communities that have had to reinvent themselves in the past decade to survive—but first, it had to get past its own internal disagreements about the project.
New, stiffer state standards for arsenic in drinking water are putting the squeeze on small water districts
Arsenic in drinking water is undoubtably a bad thing.
How bad, though, depends on the amount of arsenic. Naturally occurring arsenic is common in small amounts in Eastern Sierra waters due to local geology.
In recent years, the state has set higher standards for arsenic in public drinking water systems, meaning less arsenic is allowed than before.